New chairman and officers continue to expand BTEC's industry representation.
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), Washington, D.C., announced its newly elected executive officers for the 2013 board of directors.
The executive committee that will lead the organization in 2013 includes:
- Chairman: Dan Wilson, vice president of Wilson Engineering Services;
- Vice Chair: Dan Arnett, biomass coordinator for Ernst Conservation Seeds;
- Treasurer: Robert Davis, founder and CEO of Forest Energy Corp.; and
- Secretary: John Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat
"Our new leadership captures the breadth of the organization and the biomass industry overall," says Joseph Seymour, BTEC's executive director. "Their diverse skill sets include engineering, agricultural fuels, forest restoration and consumer advocacy."
The election marks the departure of Charlie Niebling, New England Wood Pellet's general manager, as BTEC’s chairman. "Charlie was instrumental in BTEC's founding and growing it to the nationally recognized industry voice it is today," says Seymour, "He has been a truly exceptional leader and valued resource to BTEC's members, staff, and other directors. We are excited to see him continue as a director and chair of the BTEC Policy Committee."